hails from Harrogate and is a solicitor who qualified with a major
international firm in London where he lived for 11 years. He worked on the
original redevelopments of Canary Wharf and Billingsgate Market and later grew
homesick when he acted for Harrogate Borough Council on redeveloping the
Victoria Gardens site. He is a property law expert whose expertise includes
landlord and tenant issues, financings, joint ventures and complex development
projects. Clients include developers, investors, SME’s and public authorities.
A substantial part of Russell’s practice is for the leisure sector. He has led
a number of multi-million pound acquisitions, disposals, re-financings and
developments in the licensed trade and hotel industries, as well as drawing up
management agreements for use within those sectors.
is currently Chairman of the Royal Hall Restoration Trust and a Governor of
York St. John University. He is also a trustee at Henshaws Society for the Blind. Former roles include Governor of the Sports Aid Foundation, and a
Director of Harrogate Theatre. He also started the West Yorkshire Professional
Firms Group of ‘Business in the Community’. In his spare time Russell loves
cooking and fine wine, walking, cycling and reading history books.